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    I think they are still using it and still calling it a pilot program, but they've taken a couple of the benefits out of the offering. For example, it no longer includes special access to viewing areas for fireworks and shows - unless it's via a fast pass offering (like Fantasmic or Rivers Of Light).

    I guess time will tell if they decide to expand and roll it out to other guests to buy. Or they could go the other way and just cancel it - but if guests are buying and they're making money, that doesn't seem likely. In some ways, folks have already been paying for FP for many years now - by paying the price of staying onsite at a Disney resort, you get the 60-day option. This bumps that up a notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    It is still in use... Not much of a pilot program... It is full head on PAY FOR FP+... just a matter of when it is rolled out for the rest of the unwashed masses....
    Of course. Create an artificial scarcity of demand for a product with an inelastic demand and watch profit margin increase exponentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    Of course. Create an artificial scarcity of demand for a product with an inelastic demand and watch profit margin increase exponentially.
    Well, that is Disney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    Of course. Create an artificial scarcity of demand for a product with an inelastic demand and watch profit margin increase exponentially.
    And it works... Disney is the best in making people feel that HAVE TO do something in order to enjoy WDW... Disney is the best in making parents think they HAVE TO take their children to WDW or else they are bad parents... Disney is the best in pick pocketing their guests...

    I have placed the blame on Disney for nickle and diming us for ever... But truth is, we, the guests, are at fault... If we could only resist their marketing schemes, and if only we could resist their ploys...

    But as long as Disney lives, we'll be coerced into paying for things that, well, in all honestly, should be "free" and I put free in quotes cause, in reality, nothing is ever truly free... We pay for it one way or another... It is the EXTRA costs that really get me...

    Thankfully, my last 4 trips have cost me minimal amounts of money...
    Son of Jor-El.. Kneel before Zod...

    TRICIA JONES: I heard that you were going to propose to Brandi Svenning at some theme park. When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...

    BRODIE: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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    I cannot say that I would be against paying more to get more / better access to rides / shows / attractions. I mean lets face it that is what we are as a society in America. Money talks. With this said....I still loath the Fastpass + system and I still refuse to book any trip to Disneyworld regardless of how many Fastpass's they throw at me since they would still require me to plan a two minute ride experience months in advance and given the demand of planning on what used to be a simple trip....I do not see the value in the system.

    To add to my thoughts above....I am perfectly fine with it. Not going to Disneyworld yearly has allowed me to see a lot more of the real world with my family and I believe we are better because of it.
    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha whoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

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    These changes that I disagree with have really helped me in ways beyond dealing with Disney. Instead of an emotional reaction, I simply digest unfavorable changes as them not wanting my business/time and find something else to do. I'm a lot happier that way and (the long term consequence for Disney that may come to bear some day if others beyond goofyskier are doing this as well) my children no longer see Disney as something that has to play a significant role in their lives.

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    I have become quite disenchanted with everything related to WDW. From the lack of imagination to the additional add on charges and just about everything else. They have moved so far away from Walt's original dream of what this should be.
    Parks that need major imagination upgrades, empty buildings , walls and construction everywhere all at once, band aid fixes, additional charges, disappointing pixie dust, and now elite privileges . Nothing is getting better , absolutely nothing . Seems like its time for me to look into other vacation options because I really have no desire to drop one dime on anything WDW. I've switched to cruises, and even now I'm seeing changes there too. Options are out there, time to start looking at them.

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